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ADDITIONAL NOTICE

CONCERNING DE FOE'S DESCENDANTS.

Since the work was printed, some further particulars have reached the Author, which will serve to correct a passage in Vol. III., page 647, and to convey some additional information respecting De Foe's descendants. It now appears, that Mrs. Hyett there referred to, has no title to be enrolled in the family either of the De Foes or the Bakers. She was a natural child of Paterson, the auctioneer. Henry Baker, jun. left but one child, the late Rev. William Baker, who inherited his grandfather's fortune. Losing his father when young, he was committed to the care of a guardian, who educated him for his own profession, which was that of a barrister; and he kept his terms in the Inner Temple. But, as soon as he became his own master, he quitted the law, and entered the church, for which, it is said, he was peculiarly fitted, “ as an able man of business, and an useful servant of the public.” His acquirements were varied and extensive, and he procured the esteem of his neighbours by his many excellencies and virtues. Besides the Rev. Henry De Foe Baker, he left a second son, William, a physician at Derby, who married Christiana, daughter of P. Bernard, Esq., of Southampton; and a daughter, Mary, now single. The following inscription upon his grave-stone, is worth preservation as an historical record of the family :

“ This Stone marks the Grave

Of William BAKER,
Who closed a Life of
Extensive Usefulness

And a Ministry of
Nearly Forty Years,
At the age of 64,

A. D. 1828."

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